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Questions tagged [adobe-after-effects]

Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.

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Import AI files into AE - Off the Artboard

I have a layered AI illustration I am trying to import into AE. I figured out how to import it as separate layers but cannot seem to figure out how to import parts of the illustration that go off the ...
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Get the layers which my cursor in covering

I got to know that we can write code for texts in after effects. Like I want the code to return this array "[0 1 2]" at time "0:00:00:00" using this I'll change the text to '1' & "[0 1 3]" when ...
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Text gets invisible in After Effects

I try to edit a text but it's going invisible. Only when i render it, its visible. How can i change this behavior?
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Will rendering a section and importing it speed up performance? (line smoothing)

I'm rotoscoping colored lines onto a video and I'm concerned the 14'000 strokes I've made are slowing down the computer. If I export the strokes on a transparent background and import them into a ...
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How can i achieve this effect in After Effects?

How can i achieve this effect in After Effects?
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Issue with transparent mode of vegas effect in After Effects

I'm a newbie to After Effect. I just started to learn this massive tool. The thing is, I have some text and I want to add the vegas effect on the text. After that I want to change the rendering mode ...
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Kinetic typography technique (After Effects)

I have been breaking my head analysing how this effect, and many others from this Studio could be produced within After Effects... Any pointers extremely welcome Link to effect in question: https://...
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Text objects in after effects

I want to make a dynamic space between two text objects. I import text from a file (xml). And it can be different numbers of letters in the text objects at the “line”. But I still want to have for ...
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Aligning two layers while keeping the position of one of them in After Effects

I have two layers of different sizes in my composition and I want to align the first layer to the second without moving the second layer. If I were to use the align panel and chose align layers to ...
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How to move an object along an elliptical path - After Effects

I'm trying to animate an object around an elliptical path. I've tried null object + rotate which seems to only work for perfect circles. I've also tried copy path onto position which creates a path ...
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How to repeat an animation for the entire length of the composition in after effects?

The title says it all... How do I repeat a set of keyframes for the entirety of the composition?
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What softwares do I have to use to make a 3D spinning globe video to represent data like this video? [closed]

I am wanting to create a 3D spinning globe video to represent historical data like in this video by Business Insider, but I don't know what softwares will I have to use to create such a video. So I ...
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How to create a static/grainy animation effect?

I don't know what to call this but this kind of grain/static (almost like an old TV) showed up when I created a low quality gif of an animation- see the sky and little particle bits emitting: https://...
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Exporting After Effects animation to SVG with SMIL

I'm curious if there's a way to export animations from Adobe After Effects to SVG containing SMIL I'm currently using the tool Bodymovin, but that's limited to only exporting bloated JSON files and ...
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How to add a stroke effect on audio spectrum in After Effects?

I'm trying to add a stroke effect on a generated audio spectrum and I don't know why it doesn't work. Drop shadow works, but it's not exactly what I'm trying to achieve. Any suggestions?
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After Effects : reduce several compositions to a single one in the project bin?

I know it is possible to replace some comps from the composition window by another one from the project bin by holding Alt and using Click+Drag But what I would like to achieve is different: I would ...
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GIF in After Effects [closed]

I've watched and read several tutorials. The file with one layer and a snowfall effect, exports to a .mov (I don't have GifGun). I try to open it in Photoshop CC and I get an error "Dynamic Link ...
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What is a good method for combining several animated gifs onto a single palette?

I think that what I'm trying to do is simple. I want to take several animated sprites (.gifs) and have them on a single palette (image or video). My ultimate goal is to have it as the background of a ...
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Under Water Text Floating Effect in After Effects

I'm so beginner at After Effects and trying to learn from YouTube. Recently I was learning a seabed underwater tutorial from VDonda. I've completely finished the tutorial. But, now I'm seeking a ...
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How can I loop and blend footage end/beginning frames in After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days now and I feel like it would probably be an easy fix. I have a clip of a beach setting that I successfully looped with the loopOut() ...
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Vectorising displaced circle in after effects

By using this technique with Beam and Displacement Map I created a wavy outlined circle. So it's not just a circle rotating, the generated waves actually move. The problem is, I need this circle to ...
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Rotating a layer (created using illustrator) in AE does not rotate it as a group

I created a flower in Illustrator and tried to rotate in AE. Instead of rotating as a whole layer, I see some jumps. What am I missing?
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Use CSS cubic-bezier for keyframes in After Effects?

I'm really new to After Effects, and I am used to creating CSS animations. I want to animate something in After Effects, and I know how to set the animation except for the timing function. I've used ...
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How to scale proportionally in after effects

Hey. I am using ae 2018 version on mac platform. Trying to scale shape by holding shift key, but its streches automaticly. How it looks with holding shift you can see on this image.
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Export from Figma to Flinto, Principle, After Effects

I’m considering to switch from Sketch to Figma. But there is a serious blocker: I can’t export Figma designs to the apps I’m actively using for prototyping and animations – Flinto, Principle, After ...
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How can I use motion graphics templates created in Adobe AE CC 2018 in older software (CC 2017, CS 6)?

First of all: why would somebody break backwards compatibility or at least don't offer a way to downgrade project files or uses an open file format at last? Secondly: I've made a lower third template ...
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After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline cursor/playhead to the currently selected keyframe position?

After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline/playhead cursor to the currently selected keyframe position? I know most of the keyboard shortcuts but find myself wondering if there ...
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Seamless wiggle in After Effects?

I've been trying to find a way to make a seamless wiggle loop but nothing seems to help. I can't make the wiggle to return to its start point in the end and wiggle(x,y) doesn't really help either. ...
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How to set the opacity of every text layers to 0 with time vary stop watch activated with a script?

I'm doing an amateur Adobe After Effects project and I wanted to learn how to script. Basically I want to set the opacity of every text layers to 0 with time vary stop watch activated. I'm sure the ...
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How to see keyframe in After Effect

I have opened an old project and in the timline i can see and not single key frame. How can i see the single keyframe?
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How to make a 'brush stroke' transparency in a video?

I got a video that I want to make some bits transparent but in a 'brush' style. I mean, brush the borders to transparency. Let's say the black part is the video, playing at all. I want to apply some ...
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Can't find how to make distort effects fit to layer boundaries

I can't make any of the distort effects to fit my shape layer and is instead using the full size of the comp. Here is a picture showing the problem: I thought that might be coming from my shapes ...
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Is there a possibility to get Photoshop's field blur inside After Effects ? (or something similar)

What I really want is to add shading to my animated shape layers. I'd love to have something working like Photoshop's field blur, who can easily add varying degrees of blur on a single layer. Use ...
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How to scale down the effect

I have just download minimal titles effect from free website and i want to adjust the effect in my custom page. When i scale down or transform it the effect get disturb. How can i scale down and get ...
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How do I create a water ripple distortion animation on text?

Hi everyone. Can you please help me to understand the process behind it? I'm studying the process starting from the static image so through displacement map on photoshop but I'd like to obtain my ...
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Stop looping in after effect

Just learning After effect 2nd question. I have download the free lower third and edited. I have knowledge of Flash and to a certain time we can type command stop(); and we can stop the looping there. ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

I have made a square and inserted a position keyframe and holding shift I drag to right and got a straight path. When I want to raise up or make an "L" shape by holding shift it does not make a ...
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make shape from illustrator file doesn't work

I made my character in Photoshop and exported it as .SVG, then I opened it via Illustrator to make an .ai file, after that I opened the .ai into After Effects to make a shape from this but I went ...
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Animation Excel graphs on After Effects

I've been handed a set of Excel graphs and I wonder if here's anyone, who has been animating Excel graphs on AE? I'm just looking for some “best practise” type of hints on the topic (as Google, Lynda,...
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How I export GIF from Adobe After Effects CC 2014 [duplicate]

Hi I am new learner in Adobe After Effect and I use "Adobe After Effects CC 2014" version. I unable to install "Bodymovin" in this version or can not do "Export" to GIF file. Please Help me. Recently ...
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Full Screen preview in After Effects not really full screen anymore

When I launch full screen preview (Full Screen checkbox ticked) I only get the composition panel stretched to full screen with the menu bar on top, a bit like in the screenshot below. I used to have ...
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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How to create animated videos like this link? [closed]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S5cFLTTIF30 I want to be able to make videos like this link. I've installed AutoDesk Maya but can't find much online help for self learning it. If there is any other ...
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Bodymovin a good idea for web animations?

On our new "how it works" page we want to use animated graphics to better explain some concepts of our service. We don't have any experience with more complex animations and we decided to try ...
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Skew text in After Effects similar to Illustrator skew

Trying to replicate an animation in After Effects of skewed text on a curved path but skewed the same way text on a path in Illustrator can be skewed. Have the project started in Illustrator but ...
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Scattered Fade In for Dotted Font in After Effects

For a single word in a font composed of many dots, I want to create a simple 10-second animation in which each of the dots will fade-in and in a random order, to eventually compose the original word. ...
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Horizontal Slideshow Video in After Effects

I've just started using after effects for the first time and am in a desperate need to create a slideshow that pans horizontally. There are articles on in the internet that show how to do it in ...
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Script to create a pre-comp inside my main comp in After Effects

I am a new to After Effects scripting. I am looking for a way to make a pre-comp inside my main comp and have the pre-comp contain a shape. I'm looking to do it automatically by script.
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Fastest way to create a transparent GIF from PNG

I often create GIFs from a consecutive sequence of transparent PNGs (exported from a 3D modeling app). My current workflow is: 1-Export the animation from the 3D app (Blender) to transparent PNGs 2-...